This is the most powerful CR-V ever, mind you
Just a couple of days after teasing the all-new Civic Type R, Honda has unveiled the all-new 2023 CR-V in all its glory in the United States of America.
The CR-V, which is the best-selling SUV in America and the segment-leader in many countries around the world, debuts with a more rugged and sophisticated design, along with a new and more advanced 4th-generation hybrid-electric system for a fuel-efficient, sporty and more capable driving experience.
On the exterior, the all-new CR-V is longer and wider with premium proportions and a significantly broader stance, further advancing the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end.
Visibility has increased thanks to the base of the A-pillars that has moved 4.7 inches rearward, 2.8 inches outward and 1.4 inches lower.
Emphasizing the strong new styling is a large, upright grille, a long hood and standard LED headlights. EX and EX-L feature a gloss black grille mesh with a chrome trim, body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals and standard 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.
A sleek body-color roof spoiler and a new, all-LED interpretation of signature vertical taillights make the 6th-generation CR-V instantly recognizable from the rear.
Available in four trim levels, including the new hybrid-powered and more boldly styled CR-V Sport and Sport Touring as the new top of the CR-V model line, the CR-V Hybrid now produces up to 334 Nm of torque from the new generation two-motor hybrid system, making it the most powerful CR-V ever.
The more powerful Sport and Sport Touring hybrid models feature even bolder styling. More aggressive front and rear facias and grille mesh are highlighted with a gloss black accent, and Sport and Sport Touring are the only trims with rectangular exhaust finishers.
The unique lower bumper design is gloss black on Sport and platinum on Sport Touring. The underside of the rear spoiler is matte black on Sport, and gloss black on Sport Touring.
Inside, Honda says that the cabin is more quiet and more comfortable than before. Besides that, the new front Body Stabilizing Seats promise to reduce fatigue and improve posture.
Another highlight is that the new CR-V claims to be the most spacious one to date. Standard class-leading safety features include a new Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology with a new wide-view camera and radar, next-gen front airbags, as well as new rear side-impact and knee airbags.
While the CR-V Sport and Sport Touring hybrid variants feature the all-new 4th-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system with a newly refined 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine that produces 204 hp, the non-hybrid variants are powered by an updated version of the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine we all know.
An updated Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ improves traction management in slippery conditions, like snow and mud. Available on all variants, and standard on Sport Touring, the system can now send up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels.
For the first time, the CR-V also features Hill Descent Control which is standard across the lineup.
Last but not least, Blind spot information (BSI) is now standard. Also new are Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), Low-Speed Braking Control and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), as well as more natural responses for existing features, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).